Southwestern College

MIchelle Kinzel holds an M.S, in Geography from Oregon State University , and a B.S. in Biology from San Diego State University. Her graduate work included research on 'Using Geovisualizations in Education' http://marinecoastalgis.net/michelle09 and the completion of a Graduate Science Certificate in GIScience.  She currently creates curriculum and training materials for educators and conservation workers.  She teaches GIS, Remote Sensing and Physical Geography at San Diego Mesa College http://www.sdmesa.edu/students/academic-programs/gis/ and Southwestern College in San Diego, Ca. 

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Course Modules (7)

Ocean Sustainability part of Ocean Sustainability
This two- to three-week, six-unit module introduces the importance of oceans, basic ocean processes, and impacts of human activity on ocean health. It aims to increase awareness of our dependence on and ...

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Activities (6)

Tracking the Gentle Giants part of Teach the Earth:Teaching Activities
This third lesson in GeoMapApp uses data on whale habitats to familiarize students with using GeoMapApp to analyze scientific data sets.

Courses (3)

GIS 120 Introduction to Remote Sensing part of GIS and Remote Sensing:Courses
GISG 120 introduces students to the basics of remote sensing applications, characteristics of remote sensors, electromagnetic radiation and its interactions with remote sensing media, visual interpretation of ...

Introduction to Remote Sensing part of Online Teaching:Online Courses
This course introduces students to the basics of remote sensing, characteristics of remote sensors, and remote sensing applications in academic disciplines and professional industries. Emphasis is placed on image ...

Conservation GIS part of Course Design:Goals Database
This course is designed to prepare conservation workers and scientists how to acquire, organize and manipulate geographic information using GIS technology.

Essay (1)

Michelle Kinzel part of Affective Domain:Workshop 07:Workshop Participants
Department of Geosciences, Oregon State University What are the key issues related to the role of the affective domain in teaching geoscience that you would like to engage at the workshop? The key issues I would ...

Other Contribution (1)

Michelle Kinzel: Using Ocean Sustainability in GEO 101 — Introduction to Physical Geography at Southwestern College part of Ocean Sustainability
This module was piloted with a dynamic and enthusiastic group of non-majors students in a science course. These students began the semester with trepidation and a fear of science, and after completing this unit, they were confident in speaking and writing about ocean sciences and issues of sustainability. I am confident these modules help develop strong environmental stewards who are empowered to make good citizen decisions regarding our oceans.